SMALLVILLE Series Finale Recap - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

SMALLVILLE Series Finale Recap

May 13, 2011 by  

Hey SMALLVILLE fans! Wow, what a way to end the show! It was perfect in every way. One thing’s for sure the cast and crew of SMALLVILLE really out did themselves in this last and final episode of the decade-long series! While managing to cater to every major SMALLVILLE cast members personal storyline, showrunners managed to wrap up all of the loose ends, move us with footage from over the years, bring this season’s long running Darkseid storyline to a close, as well as Clark Kent’s long journey to becoming Superman! I loved the flash forward scenes with Chloe and her son (Ollie Jr.?) seven years into the future. And although the entire two hours were great, there were several very special moments in the show that I’m sure will stay with fans everywhere.

The wedding for one! They may not have said “I do” but Lois and Clark’s ceremony was classic and beautiful. Who knew even Superman could get cold feet? But after the iconic couple’s roller coaster decision to tie the knot was finally worked out, their untraditional walk down the altar was a tear filled scene for me! Especially when Martha and Jonathan came into view! Annette O’Toole and Jon Schneider have always been one of my favorite parts of the show.

But even weddings in SMALLVILLE get interrupted. After falling prey to Darkseid and his evil minions, Oliver attempts to kill off Clark’s powers with gold kryptonite until Chloe sees it coming. She knocks the ring from his hand and unleashes a battle between the Green Arrow and Clark on his wedding day. In slow motion style, the two heroes fight it out, breaking church pews (and more!) before bringing Ollie back to himself again.

And what could top those magic moments between the whole Kent family?! I loved seeing all three of them back in the barn. Clark finally sees Jonathan again after Martha tells her son that he doesn’t have to let go of his past to make room for the future. In one more heart-to-heart moment, Jonathan and Martha instill words of wisdom once again making you feel like in back in the days when SMALLVILLE first began. Touching, sad, and comforting – I’m going to miss their family dynamic that always made you feel warm inside…until you see Lionel try and rip Tess’ beating heart out of her chest in the forthcoming scenes!

Yup, while the Kents have their amazing reunion, the Luthors are tearing each other apart. Crazy and always unpredictable, watching Lionel, Lex (who finally returns!) and Tess duke it out was terrific! But I definitely didn’t see Cassidy Freeman being killed off in the end of episode. She did manage to take care of one Luthor though. Lionel Luthor being shot by his own daughter?! And his body taken over by Darkseid? John Glover was excellent.

Pulling out all the stops, showrunners worked out some pretty clever plots to bring this family of dysfunction back full force, Luthor style. Tess did pull a fast one though in the end, but Lex is right on – he is the villain of this story!

I really thought Michael Rosenbaum would show up a little earlier in the episode, but the timing was perfect with the apocalypse playing out in the back drop. Clark and Lex come face to face in the shambles that once was the Luthor mansion. You gotta love Rosenbaum! It was as if he never left three seasons ago, back in full force with his signature suit and sly smile, the villain and the hero circle each other like cat and mouse.

The best part of the show however came at the very end – Clark donning the Superman suit in the sky! For ten years we’ve waited to see Tom Welling in that famous suit, and the time has finally come. The trip down memory lane was also a plus! Flashing before our eyes we were able to see all of those moments in that small Kansas town that made Clark who he is, each and every second that finally brought him to his transition into the Man of Steel.

Flying up and away, Clark makes his famous flight out of the fortress of solitude and into the sky to stop the planet heading to earth. Along the way he makes a stop by the plane to see Lois Lane, the future star reporter! Whether it was straightening out the plane, pushing the planet back into the atmosphere, or bringing Metropolis residents to cheers, Welling made for the perfect Superman!

And in the end, before the credits role, one last famous scene plays out at the Daily Planet – Lois and Jimmy back together again, Perry White’s yelling, and our favorite bumbling reporter off to save the day! Farewell SMALLVILLE! It’s been a great ten years!

As for you loyal GMMR fans – thanks for tuning in! It’s been a pleasure. And a special thanks to Kath and the GMMR staff. You guys are the best!

Alright SMALLVILLE fans – tells us what you thought of the finale? Lex as president? Tess killed by her own brother? Clark finally becomes the hero he was destined to be! What about his much awaited flight scene? Or when Jonathan’s ghost handed him his Superman cape? Was it everything you expected it to be? Let us know what you thought below!

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11 Responses to “SMALLVILLE Series Finale Recap”

  1. Jay on May 13th, 2011 9:13 pm

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats all i can say, and for the people being picky get a life its a tv show not a big budget movie.. Great ending. Bravo!!!!!

  2. Felix on May 13th, 2011 9:15 pm

    Henry Cavill is probably not so confident at the moment… Welling should have been chosen for The Man of Steel 2012.
    What an ending! The original music, the flying, the SUIT!!!
    And, I have to admit, I’m gonna miss Lois. 😉

  3. David on May 13th, 2011 9:21 pm

    one word : EPIC!

  4. Jeff on May 13th, 2011 10:11 pm

    One word: FANTASTIC. Thanks to all the actors, writers, and directors for telling this story in such an epic fashion with a truly memorable finale that brought it all together. Even better than the movies as it made us see the human side of Superman as the man watched grow into a hero. It was great to see him be with Lois and to still know him as Clark even as he took up the mantle of Superman. That shot of him looking through the window at Lois as he saved AF One was my favorite moment; captured the total essence of the character as the best of Clark and Kal-El all in one. A show for the ages.

  5. david english on May 13th, 2011 10:44 pm

    HELLO…i thought for a moment that the whole 10 years was going to be CHLOE telling the story to her kid…but superman is real…it was really touching, but it only got good at the last 15 min i thought…and did LEX really die? was sad to see TESS die too…nuts….overall very enjoyable..DAVID

  6. Bruce Wayne on May 14th, 2011 12:51 am

    Batman: You sold us out, Clark. You gave them the power that should have been ours. Just like your parents taught you. My parents taught me a different lesson… lying on this street… shaking in deep shock… dying for no reason at all. They showed me that the world only makes sense when you force it to.

  7. Bob Smith on May 14th, 2011 1:08 pm

    The way the series ended left it all open for another series and or spinoff. I can’t believe the series is over after ten long years. The finale was an epic episode and it looked awesome in HD. DISH Network is giving away HD free for life with any one of America’s top packages. I am a customer of DISH and an employee as well, and you can find more info on HD free for life online at DISH Network’s official website.

  8. Wally on May 14th, 2011 6:48 pm

    I’m going to miss Smallville…. It was a great ending and beginning….

  9. dan on May 29th, 2011 9:24 pm

    I hated the finale. Sorry to say that. I loved the Luther fights and deaths, but, for those who are fans of superman, Darkseid is a godlike being and clark beats him in one flying punch?? Really?? Green Arrow takes out all three minions in one arrow strike??? Really?? I am not saying he can’t do that, but, what about the rest of the league? This was the finale, no budget to hold back. Where was everyone else? They had an opportunity to go out with a bang. Have everyone in it. The episode before the last had toyman talking to the legion of doom to take out the heroes. what happened with that? It was left in limbo. It was just poor writing. It would have been okay for a season finale, but, not series. Sorry, it was average at best.

  10. Kanyinsola on May 6th, 2012 6:04 am

    I think all the Justice Leagud members should have been in the finale, fighting Darkseid’s followers. Clark should have been shown fighting Darkseid. Then Lois getting married to Clark and ATLEAST being pregnant if not already a mother to Clark jr. Oliver should have been shown in the finale.

  11. Kanyinsola on May 6th, 2012 6:05 am

    I think all the Justice Leagud members should have been in the finale, fighting Darkseid’s followers. Clark should have been shown fighting Darkseid. Then Lois getting married to Clark and ATLEAST being pregnant if not already a mother to Clark jr. Oliver should have been shown in the future.